10th Grade American History
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Chapter 14 page 434--- New Movements in America--- 1815-1850
Ships filled with goods sailed back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the United States. Many of
these ships also brought people. The United States experienced a dramatic increase in immigration during this time
period, particularly from Europe. Irish immigrants, forced from their homes by the potato famine, moved to the United
States and built thriving communities.
Chapter 15 Page 427--- A Divided Nation--- 1848-1860
In this chapter you will learn about how the debate over slavery increasingly divided Americans during the mid- 1800s.
Chapter 16 Page 510 -- The Civil War-- 1860-1864
When compromise after compromise failed the United States was divided by war. The American Civil War tested the
strength of the bond between the states. During the Civil War, Americans fought each other on battle fields and in
government. Ideas about slavery and sovereignty led many soldiers to fight. Eventually the nation was reunited, but
deep scars remained
Chapter 17 Page 548 -- Reconstruction-- 1864-1877
After the Civil War, many of our nation’s leaders attempted to determine the best way of reunifying our country. As the
south began to rebuild after the devastation it suffered during the war, leaders in Washington established a plan for
admitting the previously separated states back into the union.
Chapter 18 Page 582 -- Americans Move West-- 1850-1890
In this chapter you will learn about how the great American West changed in the late 1800s. Settlers poured into the
region and built mines, ranches, farms, and railroads.
Chapter 19 Page 610 -- The Industrial Age --1890-1910
In this chapter you will learn about how the United States became an industrial power in the late 1800s. A new wave of
immigrants provided the labor, and the combination of industry and immigration led to increased urbanization of the
country. Cities like San Francisco began to take the shape that they still have today. In fact, much of what we know as
modern America developed during this important period.
Chapter 20 Page 636 -- Immigrants and Urban Life--1872-1914
Millions of immigrants from Europe came through Ellis Island. They came in search of jobs, freedom, and better lives for
their families. Most settled in New York, Chicago, and other growing cities. American cities began to take the shape
they still have today. In this chapter you will learn about the wave of immigration that changed the United States in the
late 1800s and early 1900s.
Chapter 21 Page 658 -- The Progressive Spirit of Reform--1872-1914
In this chapter you will learn about how reform movements swept across the United States in the late 1800s and early
1900s. These movements had a variety of aims, from ending government corruption to abolishing child labor.
Chapter 22 Page 688 -- America as a World Power---1867–1920
In this chapter you will learn about how the United States became a global power in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Through a combination of economic strength, military might, and aggressive foreign policy, America made its presence
known in many parts of the world. The United States has remained a powerful force on the international stage to this
Chapter 23 Page 717 -- WWI 1914-1920
In this chapter you will learn how an assassination in Europe sparked the deadliest war the world had ever seen. You
will find out how the United States was drawn into the fighting and will read  about new battle strategies, such as trench
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Chapter 24  Page 748 -- The Roaring 20's 1919-1929
In this chapter you will learn about the ways that American life changed in the decade following World War I. With a
booming economy, many people had money to spend on exciting new forms of entertainment. People flocked to
bustling city centers like New York City’s Times Square.
Chapter 25 Page 778 -- The Great Depression 1929-1939
The prosperity of the Roaring Twenties came crashing to an end in October 1929. Americans who had been dreaming
of growing rich were suddenly forced to focus on day-to-day survival. Many Americans, like the man in this photo, had
to sell prized possessions just to eat. In this chapter you will learn how Americans coped with the economic difficulties of
the 1930s.
Chapter 26 Page 800 -- World War II 1938-1945
In this chapter, you will learn how the United States prepared for and fought in World War II. Life changed at home, as
U.S. industries worked around the clock to supply the Allied armies. Life also changed for the 16 million Americans who
served in the military around the world.